Marist vs. Siena - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marist vs. Siena - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Siena Saints (16-10) at Marist Red Foxes (7-19)

College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McCann Center)

The Line: Marist Red Foxes +5.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5

TV: ESPN3

The Siena Saints and Marist Red Foxes meet Friday in college basketball action at the McCann Arena.

The Siena Saints look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Siena Saints are averaging 72.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jalen Pickett is averaging 15.6 points and 5.6 assists while Elijah Burns is averaging 14.6 points and six rebounds. Manny Camper is the third double-digit scorer and Donald Carey is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Siena Saints have won three of their last four road games.

The Marist Red Foxes need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Marist Red Foxes are averaging 61.2 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Michael Cubbage is averaging 9.5 points and 3.4 assists while Matthew Herasme is averaging 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Matt Turner is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Tyler Sagl is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Marist Red Foxes are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Marist Red Foxes are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Marist Red Foxes have won four of their last six home games.

The underdog is 20-9-2 ATS in the last 31 meetings.

The Siena Saints have been the better team this season by a decent margin and won the first meeting by a solid 13 points. The Siena Saints should be favored here, but they're also just 4-9 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of 3.8 points and allow 46.5 percent shooting from the field. The Marist Red Foxes have won four of their last six home games and are a profitable 11-9 against the spread as an underdog this season. These games mean a lot as teams fight for positioning in conference tournaments. I'll take the points and Marist at home.  

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Randy’s Pick Marist Red Foxes +5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.